Jazz Interactions Inc. Button

Jazz Interactions Inc. Button

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This button is from Jazz Interactions, Inc. in New York. It is made of paper with a white background and black and green printing covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:


Jazz Interactions, Inc. was founded in the early 1960s. It is a non-profit organization whose focus is “to stimulate a greater awareness of jazz by providing jazz information and educational services to New York metropolitan area.” Jazz Interactions was the original administrator of the Jazz Oral History Project 1971-1984, which is now included in the Institute of Jazz Studies in the John Cotton Library of Rutgers University.

Floyd Levin (1922-2007) was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. His numerous reviews, profiles, and articles were published in magazines such as Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Metronome, and American Rag. He also authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. Items in this collection (2011.3086) were acquired from Levin’s attendance at Jazz Festivals, conferences, and other music events.

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Object Name
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 2 in; x 5.08 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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